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Nature, experiment and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of science : in honour of Stillman Drake

Author: Trevor Harvey Levere; Stillman Drake
Publisher: Dordrecht u.a. : Kluwer, 1990.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 120
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays is a tribute to Stillman Drake by some of his friends and colleagues, and by others on whom his work has had a formative influence.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Bibliographie
Named Person: Stillman Drake; Galileo Galilei; Stillman Drake; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Stillman Drake; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Harvey Levere; Stillman Drake
ISBN: 0792304209 9780792304203
OCLC Number: 214153231
Description: XIII, 349 S. : ill.
Contents: I Galileo Studies.- The Dating and Significance of Galileo's Pisan Manuscripts.- Galileo Galilei: An Astronomer at Work.- Galileo's Theorem of Equivalence: The Missing Keystone of his Theory of Motion.- Was Galileo a Metaphysicist?.- Drake against the Philosophers.- II From The Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution.- Alhazen's Debt to Ptolemy's Optics.- Regiomontanus on the Critical Problems of Astronomy.- III Science Since Galileo.- G. D. Cassini and the Number of the Planets: An Example of Seventeenth-Century Astro-Numerological Patronage.- Lavoisier: Language, Instruments and the Chemical Revolution.- The Inductive Sciences in Nineteenth-Century England.- Darwin Studies at Work: A Re-examination of Three Decisive Years (1835-37).- The Background to Heinrich Hertz's Experiments in Electrodynamics.- Science and History of Science.- IV Concerning Books.- The Stillman Drake Galileo Collection.- A Bibliography of the Writings of Stillman Drake, compiled by James MacLachlan.- Index Of Names.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 120
Responsibility: ed. by Trevor H. Levere ...

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